03 December 2013
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you,
that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
- 1 John 1.5
Traditional. Does that word invoke valuable things of the past or something old and outdated?
For me, the traditional is all that we build our new visions upon. Without traditional elements, we do not have what we have today. The stories and traditions of old are what we build our modern ways on, whether we know it or not.
I love the tradition of decorating for the Holidays. Adding warmth and cheerfulness to your home is a way of showing hospitality to others when they come over. When you care enough to take time and energy to make a home more welcoming. Bringing holly, mistletoe, and trees/ wreaths into the home remind us that we are part of nature and God’s creation. Adding a star to the top of your tree is symbolic of the star that shown on the night of Jesus’ birth. And the tradition of burning candles brings to light the light of the world, Jesus.
Blessings to you this Advent Season.